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  1. Do RNs declot temporary hemodialysis catheters?
    Hi ageless and telepathic - frankie here - I work in an out patient infusion center. I have been asked to declot hemodialysis catheters, as they have been being sent to ONE DAY SURGERY - can you...
    Dec 15, '02
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Declot hemodialysis catheters?
    hello - frankie here - thanks thanks thanks for the info - it is very helpful - frankie
    Dec 15, '02
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Declot hemodialysis catheters?
    Question - Is there a procedure for decloting hemodialysis catheters? Do RNs to this? Help? - frankie
    Dec 12, '02
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Do RNs declot temporary hemodialysis catheters?
    Question for RNs - If it is within the scope of nursing practice in your state, do RNs declot hemodialysis catheters (permacaths)? and If yes, where could I find procedure for declotting the arterial...
    Dec 12, '02
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. I am so hurt
    Renerian, frankie here - I am sorry you experienced such a thing - people are so rude and thoughtless. I enjoy reading your posts and your replies to everyone. I do not post much here, and I am...
    Oct 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. RN's accountable for MD's? What do you think?
    Canoehead - Frankie here. If there is a program for a medical condition that includes labs, meds, and other tasks that requires a physician order to execute, this should have been reviewed and...
    Oct 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Update: Nebraska Hepatitis Cases May Be Linked to Needles at Clinic
    NRSKarenRN - frankie here - great article. it is hard for me to imagine anyone using a needle more than once. The cost is so minimal. HOW CHEAP ARE THESE PEOPLE? Glad this place was shut down,...
    Oct 20, '02
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Ethics vs. Integrity
    Hello everyone-frankie here. Question - You ask for a raise because you have assumed management duties on your unit, acepted the responsibility and accountability for scheduling, day to day...
    Oct 16, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. tell me the worst things about nursing
    Jen, Frankie here. For me, the worst two things in nursing are: 1. Vomit 2. In 30 years, you will make, within about 3-4 dollars an hour, the same hourly wage that a new graduate, who has not...
    Oct 16, '02
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Which would you rather be?
    Obnurseheather, frankie here. i would be a np any day. why not build on the career you are invested in rather than start anew? If you are looking to exit nursing, PA might be the route to take,...
    Oct 16, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. IV Therapy - Totally Useless??????
    Karo nurse - and everyone - frankie here. by now, you guys know i work in iv therapy, but a clinic, not an iv team. when i worked in hospital, i always started my own ivs. i can see how an iv team...
    Oct 16, '02
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Quality Healthcare Week
    Qnurse, Frankie here. So sorry you did not get the suggestions in time. It sounds like you have done a few things to make the week brighter for the hosptial. Changing the topic - I was just in the...
    Oct 14, '02
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  13. pay for missed lunches and overtime
    ISEARL - Frankie here. Sorry you lost you home infusion job. It is really a great job - most of the time. I have to say, this clinic thing is nice. The first six months were difficult - alot of...
    Oct 14, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. urgently need input on a crappy salary
    Renerian, Frankie here. I feel angry about your situation. Probably not as angry as you do. What kind of case management job? A nurse just transfered from our IV out patient clinic to a case...
    Oct 14, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Retention issues
    Youda - Frankie here. I have to say, despite my c/o r/e retention, I agree 100% with you, and I know my talk of retention issues is blowing in the wind. frankie
    Oct 14, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing Shortge: New Remedies and related links
    NRSKarenRN, Frankie here. I would like to believe that hospitals/employers will all or most all institute policies and practices that will encourage retention and maintenance of staff. I do not...
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. City Hospitals
    Essarg, Frankie here. If you go to this website www.refdesk.com you will be able to find info about all hospitals, and other neat stuff too. frankie
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Advice Please Ruptured Appy
    :o hi flowerchild, frankie here. I am sorry your friend is sick. It is difficult when you do not work in the hospital. I have a patient now - mid 30s - posterior appy rupture - he is at home on IV...
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Motivation to change from negative to positive attitude R/T nursing profession?
    Hello everyone, Frankie here. What do you think motivates a nurse to change their attitude and/or feeling from negative to positive when referring to their nursing career? :confused: frankie
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Do you have personal malpractice insurance?
    Malpractice Insurance is a must for a nurse. Protect yourself. Take responsibility for actions. Live on the safe side of the edge. frankie
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. LSU Health Sciences Center?????
    Konni - frankie here - USL- huh! Is that still the party school it used to be? Well into the 80s it was known as "go to party" by college students. Maybe the name change helped. frankie
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. a new beginning, any advice or suggestions?
    Sclwc...Hi frankie here. Nursing school is demanding. With 2 young children and a traveling husband, you will need support financially, emotionally, and child care. If you can swing those areas,...
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. questions about dealing with docs...
    Jnette - frankie here - you go girl - you are on track. Find a mentor or two on your unit, and you will be set to run with the best of nurses. frankie
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. stupidity? Help me please!
    dumdee - frankie here. I would not worry about this. Your actions were prudent. I agree with regnursein99. The one thing I would always do id call the MD and get an order for what you do. One of...
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. questions about dealing with docs...
    jnette, frankie here. I think just about everyone feels this way out of nursing school and/or when changing into a new field of nursing. This is where a good mentor (preferably one who works on you...
    Oct 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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